Socialism. Whats the problem?

clonard marxist

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A planned economy based around human need not profit, catering for free health care, education, full housing etc, committed to ending competition driven tendencies like racism, sexism, prejudice and war.

Ireland could surely do with a system like the above and in conjunction with other comradely nations could become what Connolly called 'a beacon to the world'.

Still our country has some of the most vehement and passionate opponents of Socialism, cynical in the extreme even on basic concepts of socio-economic solidarity.

Why?
 


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Because apart from the Kibbutz project in Israel it has never worked anywhere else. Everywhere else people got greedy, wanted power within the group etc. etc.
 

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Ireland is already essentially a socialist country. What more do you want?
 

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Because apart from the Kibbutz project in Israel it has never worked anywhere else. Everywhere else people got greedy, wanted power within the group etc. etc.
Perhaps thats because the Kibbutz colonies didnt have the weight of European white armies, Francoist invasions, CIA backed coups etc out to wreck them?

Socialism was attacked from without as well as from within.
 
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Everything is free - I don't believe it
So who pays for it - someone always does?
 

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What's going to be needed going forward due to globalisation and automation is a fusion of socialism and capitalism. Otherwise inequality, homelessness etc will keep rising and we'll have revolutions and chaos.
 

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The rich have figured that out long ago, the Workers pay for it.
Get rid of the rich and keep the wealth.

Simple.
So steal the wealth of the rich is plan A?
But what happens when the chief socialist bottle washer keeps 90% of the stolen wealth for himself and only 10% is left for housing, healthcare and education? And then the rich go on strike and refuse to make any more money?
 

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So steal the wealth of the rich is plan A?
No they steal it off us.
This is plan B.

But what happens when the chief socialist bottle washer keeps 90% of the stolen wealth for himself and only 10% is left for housing, healthcare and education?
Again, thats Capitalism you are talking about

And then the rich go on strike and refuse to make any more money?
The rich dont make money, those who work for them make it.
 

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A planned economy based around human need not profit, catering for free health care, education, full housing etc, committed to ending competition driven tendencies like racism, sexism, prejudice and war.

Ireland could surely do with a system like the above and in conjunction with other comradely nations could become what Connolly called 'a beacon to the world'.

Still our country has some of the most vehement and passionate opponents of Socialism, cynical in the extreme even on basic concepts of socio-economic solidarity.

Why?
Why because people are unique and all different. Who wants other people to plan for them & tell them what to do all their lives.
We are still cleaning up the mess of Soviet Socialism. Even they had to kill millions of their own people who refused to think like they were told.

Socialism is a failure, a cul-de-sac holding out the promise of utopia but forgetting that humans who play at God end up becoming the devil.

No system is perfect or will be perfect but to succeed they need the facility to breathe, adapt,change and fail without Big Brother controlling them.
 

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No they steal it off us.
This is plan B.



Again, thats Capitalism you are talking about



The rich dont make money, those who work for them make it.
You obviously don't know a lot about making money
A gang of workers in a factory won't make any money - in fact they cost a lot of money though wages
But when directed what to do by the boss, then money can flow and business can develop
So once you get rid of the rich boss, you will have an idle factory and a high wage bill
And an angry mob waiting to give to you what they gave the boss
 

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No they steal it off us.
This is plan B.



Again, thats Capitalism you are talking about



The rich dont make money, those who work for them make it
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and if the rich don't have people working for them, then who makes the money?
 

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Why because people are unique and all different. Who wants other people to plan for them & tell them what to do all their lives.
Capitalism was the biggest promoter of uniformity in the 20th century.

We are still cleaning up the mess of Soviet Socialism. Even they had to kill millions of their own people who refused to think like they were told.
Capitalist Eastern Europe is a cesspit, capitalism is killing the planet.

Socialism is a failure, a cul-de-sac holding out the promise of utopia but forgetting that humans who play at God end up becoming the devil.
Surely you speak of capitalism here?

No system is perfect or will be perfect but to succeed they need the facility to breathe, adapt,change and fail without Big Brother controlling them.

The biggest brother of them all has been spawned by capitalism, they watch us from the skies. The planet can no longer afford capitalism,
 

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You obviously don't know a lot about making money
A gang of workers in a factory won't make any money - in fact they cost a lot of money though wages
But when directed what to do by the boss, then money can flow and business can develop
So once you get rid of the rich boss, you will have an idle factory and a high wage bill
And an angry mob waiting to give to you what they gave the boss
Holy ************************, that is the most arrogant, Nay stupid internet post i have read in my life.
How would they get on if the workers stopped suddenly?

They wouldnt know where to start.
 


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